First, if you are looking for a persuasive speech topic, you must know that the more controversial the speech topics, are the more response you will get from your audiences. The topic sentence has to be short, declarative sentence that states the central idea of your speech. Your persuasion speech topics should zero in on one main idea rather than focusing on entirely different areas. If you are looking for science related speech topics, there's plenty of those in the science forums. It is relatively easy to join forums. A visual presentation is sure to bring your informative speech topics to a whole new level of interest. Choosing a persuasive speech topic for your presentation is not an easy task. Introduce the topic with a statement of fact and support that statement with the main points of your speech. Write a purpose statement by stating the goal and topic for a speech and specifying the method to be used in developing the speech. This means you will have to research your topic and work your sources into your speech and outline. The more controversial your persuasive speech topic, the harder challenge your creating for yourself, and the more you'll learn. Interest the listeners in the topic, purpose, and issues of the speech. Developing a topic and identifying the purpose of a speech will aid in the organization and direction of the overall performance. You will get enthusiastic applause...perhaps even a standing ovation, every time you speak if you develop informative speech topics which are slightly controversial in nature! If you should emphasize both the positive and negative characteristics of your topic in order to provide a well-balanced speech, you will definitely make your speech more interesting! So, the idea here is to first pick a topic and then list down the positive and negative characteristics of your topic. It will stimulate your mind in more ways than you can imagine, and could easily spawn dozens of speech topic ideas.
In this article, I write about the various types of stuttering therapies that are available. My background, I started stuttering at the age of four, it continued until I was twenty-two, basically ruining the eighteen years in between. I then fought very hard and eventually overcame the stutter. According to latest figures, around one percent of people in the UK have a stutter. Most of these people will have seeked help at some stage of their life, and will have looked into stuttering treatments and the different forms of stuttering therapy. This is what they may have found: Traditional speech therapy Speech therapy is where the majority of people who stutter will start when trying to improve their speech. I myself, attended speech therapy from the age of five, I continued attending until the age of eighteen. Thirteen years and I still had the stutter, that was successful! The advice I had been given at speech therapy was basically: speak slowly take a deep breath before you speak accept your stutter I am sorry but that advice is just not good enough. Group stuttering speech courses There are now a number of private speech courses that are run on a group basis. In my opinion these are of more value than traditional speech therapy as at least the aim of the course is to eradicate the stutter. Speech therapy is more of controlling and accepting the stutter. One to one speech courses There are also one to one speech courses available. I personally believe that this is the best form of stuttering therapy as each person will have their own individual stutter and needs. Stuttering self help dvd and ebook For people who would prefer a self help form of stuttering therapy, there are now stuttering dvds and ebooks available.
I am Stephen Hill from Birmingham in England. I started to stammer at the age of four or five. My parents took me to a lot of different types of speech therapy, some in groups, some on a one to one basis. The kind of advice I was given to control my stammer or to overcome my stammer were varied. These are some: slowing down my breath costal breathing prolonged speech taking a deep breath before I spoke I had began in the class called, preschool stammer. This term is labelled by the stammer speech therapist or the stammer speech pathologist. My parents were reassured that most people who stammer in childhood soon grow out of it. Well I was one of those who didn't. I then joined the class called, childhood stammer. I continued to attend speech therapy and joining in with their speech therapy activities and their speech therapy games. I then progressed to the class called, adult stammer. I now decided that speech therapy was not really working for me. I decided to try my own form of stammer self help. Even though I had a stammer, at times I could talk very well. As an example when I was drunk, I spoke nearly perfectly fluent. After nearly a year I managed to overcome my stammer and eradicate the stammer once and for all. As a career I now help other people how to stop stammering.
We have heard these before many times. We may have helped others prepare a wedding speech. Trust, this is very different from giving that speech yourself. The world changes totally when you are on the other side of the table. What you had been hearing till now, has to be delivered by you. You need all of confidence on that day, even a thought may cross your mind - I wish I weren't here or that why somebody just didn't invent a time machine? Giving wedding speech is not all that difficult as it is made out to be. We have lot of questions before preparing the wedding speech. If you follow a particular plan to achieve this, you will not only be able to deliver a perfect speech, you will enjoy it. First thing to be kept in mind about wedding speeches - prepare yourself thoroughly, not just before wedding, but right from the time you have been selected the Best Man or Maid of Honor. Same applies to parents. Give as much time as possible to preplan on this aspect. Pen down all the thoughts you may have about the subject. Even if some wild idea pops up, don't reject it. You can always filter it out later. Decide on the likely time you will be spending on speech delivery. Remember, even if you plan a short speech, it is going to require equal amount of time to prepare. However, if you really don't like yourself to imagine you giving speech for a long time, keep the speech for a small time period. Once you have decided on the points to be covered in the speech, jot them down in the same sequence. Convert these ideas or trigger points into sentences. Once you have prepared the speech, practice it as many times as possible before the D-day. Mirror is an excellent companion for such situations. Rehearsing it in front of the mirror can help build your confidence. Keep on looking at yourself while delivering the speech. While you are actually delivering the speech, it is never a good idea to read it totally from a piece of paper. Better strategy will be to prepare an index of ideas on a small piece of paper and then chant out the speech prepared by you. Your speech should be harmonized with the trigger points on the index paper being carried by you. You are guaranteed to be through with it with no increase in blood pressure.
Maid of honor speech simple tips you can use right now
One of the, if not the most important duties of the maid of honor is to give the maid of honor speech. This speech is a big part of the wedding ceremony and usually happens within the first half of the wedding reception before people leave, so you will no doubt have a full crowd when giving your speech. While the best man's speech is equally important, he will focus more on the groom then on the bride, so it's your job to keep the bride happy and entertain her with your speech. There are a few tips when it comes to giving a maid of honor speech that will almost guarantee it to be a big success and that's what I'm going to show you in this article today. The best speeches are usually the funny one's where every one in the crowd is laughing not just the bride. Telling stories about growing up together and funny things that happened to you is a great way to get your speech going. A lot of maid of honors when giving a speech like to wing it and not write anything down on paper and just hope for the best. I think on such a big day, the least you can do is make an effort and write down a few prepared remarks. We all know that the majority of people don't like to speak in front of other people, we tend to get very nervous when we know we have to make a speech and having prepared notes makes life a lot easier on that front as well. Here are some of the things you can talk about in your speech. If you and the bride grew up together, you could talk about all the silly things you did as kids. You should talk about how you and the bride met each other and how you became friends. This is quite a popular way to start a speech, by letting the audience know who you are and how you know the bride. I feel it sets the right tone for the rest of the speech. You can talk about what the bride use to tell you about the groom when they first started dating and make a funny story out of that. Then if you want to get into a more substantial part of your speech, start talking about how great the bride and groom look together, make a spiritual comment or something meaningful from you to the bride and groom and of course you cannot forget to give them some marital advice then wish them luck on their journey. Hopefully these tips will give you some idea on what to say when giving a maid of honor speech.
Anyone who has ever graduated from anything - high school, college, or perhaps a program lasting only a few months - has sat through a graduation ceremony. No doubt that ceremony was filled with a variety of elements. Perhaps special music was played, perhaps someone shared on the accomplishments of the graduates, and maybe you had to share or present part of the ceremony. One element that is present in almost every graduation ceremony is the graduation speech. There are two main types of graduation speeches that are often presented during graduation ceremonies. First, a common type of graduation speech is given by the valedictorian of the graduating class. If you were priviledged to graduate at the top of your class, then you know this speech very well. This type of graduation speech is primarily an avenue upon which a member of the graduating class gets to share memories and advice for their fellow graduates. Students share laughter and sometimes tears over the memories that the graduation speech details. The speaker gives advice and encouragement for the graduates that are about to leave one phase of life and enter a new one. A second type of graduation speech often found at a ceremony is given by someone outside of the graduating class. Similar to the valedictorian speech, this kind of graduation speech is meant to give encouragement, wisdom and advice for those entering a new phase of life. The speaker is usually someone of importance, a business owner or a person of prominence in academia. The graduation speech usually includes a combination of humor and seriousness. Do you have the task of preparing a graduation speech for an upcoming ceremony? If so, it does not have to be as hard as it first sounds. Begin by brainstorming a list of ideas. What do you want to communicate to your audience in the graduation speech? Do you want to primarily use humor, or will you go for a more serious speech? Once you have brainstormed plenty of ideas for the graduation speech, begin making an outline to organize your thoughts. Do not include anything outside of the main theme that you want to communicate. If there is a time limit on your graduation speech, be sure to keep your speech within that limit. Then just be creative and have fun with it. Make the graduation speech you give memorable by being uniquely you. You know how you can best relate to the audience, so do it. Be yourself and show your personality in the graduation speech. People will be more interested if they think you are being authentic in your words. So, whether you are about to attend a graduation ceremony and hear a graduation speech or whether you are about to present a speech, enjoy it. Graduation speeches do not happen every day. They only happen on graduation day.
Try listening to other expert speakers as much as possible during a speaking event especially the guest speaker since they may be able to provide useful tips while hearing them talk. This could also eliminate redundancy and add more bits and pieces when it is time to speak in front of the audience. Also, this is to save a speaker from any embarrassment, since other speakers at some point try to use materials of the same kind. Aside from listening to the other speakers, try to listen to the majority of the audience. By knowing the audience, a speaker can have a clearer idea on what is really sought after and what the audience may not like to hear. Here are some tips that can be accomplished before making that big speech. · Whenever possible, go to the entrance hall and try to mingle with the audience as they arrive. Greeting them will remove the tension and putting a smile on their faces at the start could let it stay there when the speech begins. · Feel the room. Being familiar with the people and the place can be helpful in knowing the audience type. · Remember that people came there to listen and the event has been probably scheduled ahead of time and the last thing that the listeners would want to hear is a speaker giving apologies. · Do some research. Knowing who you are delivering the speech to and the place where these people came from will definitely give ideas on how to properly talk to them. · Study their facial expressions. They may not be saying anything but their actions and the way they tense their muscles would definitely mean either they do not understand what the speaker is saying or they have other questions to support what was earlier spoken. If this happens, open the floor for questions. Begin by raising one's own hand to invite people with questions. · The audience would especially want a speaker who is interesting, very informative, and can provide entertainment. · If they have questions, make sure to understand each and answer them in the most informative and non-offensive way as possible if the topic is very sensitive. Put seriousness in if the topic calls for it, but for minor issues, a little keynote for an icebreaker will surely help. · A speaker must know when to halt during the speech. Practicing the speech at home by using a timer would help a speaker eliminate unnecessary words or phrases during the speech. Unimportant words are not needed since he would not like his audience to end up being bored and not having to understand the speech all together in the end.
As the best man, you are an integral part of the wedding process. It was up to you to throw the perfect bachelor party. On the day of the wedding, you not only made sure the groom was looking sharp, but also made sure he got to his wedding on time with his bride's ring. Now, as you're sitting to the groom's left at the reception, you stand and say, "I would like to propose a toast." Although you've done all your duties perfectly up to this point, the wedding toast determines how you will be remembered by everyone in attendance. The last thing you want is to look into the crowd at hundreds of blank stares as you stumble over your words. Not to worry, by following some simple tips and guidelines, you'll have an instant wedding toast that will impress the bride and groom and leave your audience with tears in their eyes. The ideal wedding speech should be between two and four minutes. Normally, in addition to the best man's wedding toast, the father of the bride, the groom, and the maid of honor should all be prepared to give a wedding speech. The father of the bride speech is should be given first. It consists of a congratulations to the groom for becoming part of the family, and wishes of good luck to the bride and groom. The groom speaks next, taking time to thank his family and friends for coming to the wedding and bringing gifts. The best man’s speech follows the groom’s wedding speech. The best man’s speech should be a funny speech, which is why its so memorable to the audience. Finally, the maid of honor’s speech is the a quick, concise wedding speech that signals its time to get back to dancing at the reception. If you’ve read this far and still feel lost or overwhelmed, here are two words for you: don’t be. You don’t have to be a world renowned writer to write a memorable wedding speech. If you don’t know where to start, InstantWeddingToasts has the answer for you. They provide over hundred wedding speech templates for immediate download. All you need to do is add your personal information about the bride and groom into the wedding speech template, and before you know it, you have a memorable instant wedding toast. Whether you’re giving a father of the bride speech, the groom speech, the best man toast, or the maid of honor speech, there is a template for you. You may be asking yourself, “Why should I use a wedding speech template?” The answer is simple. Weddings are a stressful time, and by using a wedding speech template, you’re freeing up time to use on all your other wedding duties. Instant Wedding Toast templates are also the easiest way to guarantee that you’ll give a speech that’s memorable to everyone in your audience, including the bride and groom. You’ll know that on the wedding day, whether you’re the father or the groom, the best man or the maid of honor, you can stand up and say “I’d like to propose a toast” with confidence, because you know that you’re about to put a tear in every eye in your audience.
: So you're going to a wedding and you have to make a speech, but you sure as hell know that you don't want it to be a boring old speech like you know every one else's is going to be like. You want people to remember your speech and rightly so. It doesn't matter if you're the father of the bride, the best man or just a friend wishing the lucky couple well, making a memorable speech and making people laugh will add something to their wedding day. Funny and vulgar are two different things. A lot of people, especially men tend to think that to be funny you have to be vulgar and rude and embarrass the newly weds, this is not true. My brother recently had the honor of being best man at his best friends wedding and the night before the big day, I think he was more nervous then the groom. My brother has always been an out going guy, but when it came to making a best man speech, he just couldn’t think of what he wanted to say and he was nervous as heck having to stand up in front of all those guests and give a heart felt speech. It’s been said that people fear public speaking more then any other one thing in life. In this article I’m going to give you a few tips I passed on to my brother that you can take and turn your speech into something memorable. With these tips, I assure you, you won’t embarrass yourself in front of the whole wedding party.
Tip 1 Stand up while speaking
Always, always stand up when giving a best man speech or a toast. Make sure you have the gatherings attention first before you speak, and the best way to do that is to stand up and wait for quiet. Standing up is the first rule of any good public speaking and a wedding is no different.
Tip 2 Plan what you want to say
Never try and wing the speech. Giving a best man speech needs to be planned and written down well in advance. My brother started working on giving his best man speech weeks in advance. Unless you are a really confident public speaker, this is the best way to make sure you say everything you wanted to say.
Tip 3 Practice makes perfect!
Practice your speech until you know it off by heart. There is nothing worse then giving a best man speech and having to look down at your notes constantly. Fidgeting with paper is a big no no.
Tip 4 Keep it clean
If you and the best man have known each other for a while and you’ve had some wild times together, this is not the time to air his dirty laundry. People think that giving a best man speech gives them the right to embarrass the groom and upset the bride, this is not the case. Don’t mention the trip to the strip joint or anything of that sort.
Tip 5 Keep it short
No one wants to be bored for hours with your speech. Make it short and to the point and don’t forget to add emotion when giving your best man speech. The wedding isn’t about you, it’s about the bride and groom, don’t forget that. I hope these tips have given you some pointers on what to do when giving your best man speech. Good luck!
I am Stephen Hill from Birmingham in England. I started to stutter at the age of four or five. My parents took me to a lot of different types of speech therapy, some in groups, some on a one to one basis. The kind of advice I was given to control my stutter or to overcome my stutter were varied. These are some: slowing down my breath costal breathing prolonged speech taking a deep breath before I spoke I had began in the class called, preschool stutter. This term is labelled by the stutter speech therapist or the stutter speech pathologist. My parents were reassured that most people who stutter in childhood soon grow out of it. Well I was one of those who didn't. I then joined the class called, childhood stutter. I continued to attend speech therapy and joining in with their speech therapy activities and their speech therapy games. I then progressed to the class called, adult stutter. I now decided that speech therapy was not really working for me. I decided to try my own form of stutter self help. Even though I had a stutter, at times I could talk very well. As an example when I was drunk, I spoke nearly perfectly fluent. After nearly a year I managed to overcome my stutter and eradicate the stutter once and for all. As a career I now help other people to stop stuttering. I offer various types of stuttering therapy, the most popular of which are one to one speech therapy courses which are held in Birmingham, England. I now offer three day courses aswell as the original five day courses. For people who would prefer a form of stuttering self help, I offer a seventy minute dvd which also comes with a written booklet called the course notes. These notes and the dvd have full descriptions of each of the techniques I teach on the speech course as well as the forms of practice to use to enable those techniques to become a natural part of the persons speech. I have had a very positive feedback from the people who have purchased this form of stuttering self help.
Do you have a speech problem or speech impediment? I have managed to overcome a stutter which had had a major negative affect on my life for eighteen years. This article describes about how to overcome a speech problem and how to achieve fluency. According to recent figures around one percent of British people suffer from the speech impediment known as stuttering. Stuttering can also be known in some regions as stammering. I myself had a stutter from the age of four and during the period when I had the speech impediment, I had a fear of certain words beginning with certain letters. Any words which began with "b" were especially hard to say. I also had a fear saying words which began with d, v, g, and p. The way I would cope with these words was by either avoiding them or by findng an alternative word to say. This was not always easy and these difficult words were always on my mind. My goal was to eventually be able to say all words without any fear. Many different situations would be affected by the stutter, for example I found job interviews very stressful as I would stutter more when I was under pressure. At the age of sixteen, I became drunk for the first time. The results were quite amazing as I could now talk really well. The alcohol had given me a huge but somewhat false confidence boost. The fear of stuttering disappeared and the words began to flow. Unfortunately the fluency did not continue in the morning. Feeling very tired and hungover, my speech impediment returned in a big way. The previous nights experience had though, for the first time given me a belief that one day I could possibly eradicate my stutter. It goes without saying that you should not be in a permanent drunken physical state, however that what I needed to do was to be in a permanently drunk mental state, for example I had to stop worrying so much. There are many forms of stutter treatments out there including tradional speech therapy, group speech courses, one to one speech courses and even hypnotherapy. I personally believe that the way to go is one to one speech courses as every person who has a stutter is an individual and has an individual stutter. There is also self help stuttering therapies available via stuttering ebooks and dvds.
Are you somebody who has a stammer? My name is Stephen Hill and I had a stammer problem which started when I was aged four. After suffering with the speech impediment for eighteen years, I then, afer a lot of hard work, managed to achieve fluency. This article is about the types of speech therapy that are available for stammering. After my stammer developed, my parents decided that I needed to attend some sort of speech therapy. I attended various types of therapy, some in groups, some on a one to one basis. I was given lots of different advice about how to stop stammering. These are some of them: slowing down the speed of my speech costal breathing prolonging each word or sound taking a deep breath before I started speaking I had started in the class which is sometimes referred to as preschool stammering. I was very young to attend stammering speech therapy and my parents were reassured that most people who stammer in childhood soon grow out of it. Well for whatever reason, I was one of those who continued well into my adult life. I grew older and then joined the class known as childhood stammering. I continued to attend speech therapy and joining in with their speech therapy activities and their speech therapy games. This had little effect on my fluency and it has to be stated, that I really did not want to attend these anti stammering sessions. This was because I felt that the people who were trying to help me, did not really understand what I was going through, as they had never actually had a stammer themselves. I then progressed to the class called, adult stammering. I now decided that speech therapy was not really working for me and seeked alternative stammering therapy. I decided to try my own form of stammering self help. Even though I had a stammer, at times I could talk very well. As an example when I was drunk, I spoke superbly. This was possibly because of the additional confidence the alcohol seemed to give me. After nearly a year I managed to overcome stammering and eradicate the stammer once and for all. As a career I now help other people to stop stammering.
So you've been asked to give a speech at a wedding? Or maybe you just want to make a speech on your own accord, it doesn't matter. It also doesn't matter if you are the bride, the groom, the best man, the father of the bride or the maid of honor, it's still a scary ordeal for any one to have to go through. But with the tips I give you in this article, I assure you, you will feel more comfortable not only writing the perfect wedding speech but delivering the perfect wedding speech, so let's get started shall we. The best way to get a wedding speech started is to thank any one and every one important to the bride and groom and every one who helped set up the wedding. Depending on what your role is, you can spend quite a bit of time thanking every one, including the bride and grooms parents for making the wedding possible. Telling a funny story about either the bride or groom is also a good way to get the speech going smoothly. Make sure the funny story you tell though isn't vulgar or terribly rude and don't go spilling secrets that might hurt the marriage before it even has a chance to get started. This is not the time to air dirty laundry to every one in the family. Giving the bride and groom some advice that you've learned over the years about relationships, marriage or just general good advice is a great way to end your speech. If you've learnt something over the many years you've lived and you feel like it would benefit the bride and or groom, then by all means, impart your wisdom to them and the entire wedding reception. If after reading these tips you still are not sure you can write the perfect wedding speech, I give you permission to steal some one else speech and reword it into your own. You will find thousands of websites that offer free wedding speech templates online (including my website) and there are countless books you can buy online and download online right now that give you really good quality speeches and toasts that you can steal and use as your own. But the main thing to remember is relax! It's all a bit of fun in the end and as long as you don't insult any one or say anything vulgar and rude, every one will think your speech was great.
Delivering a perfect best man wedding speech is a challenging responsibility for many men. While developing such a Best Man's Speech, one of the main dilemmas many "Best Men" face is to decide on whether to crack everyone up or to keep it safe and serious. There are many people who are not good in public speaking and doing so make them nervous. And if such people were asked to be the best man or the maid of honor at the wedding, he/she may panic. But is it such as a big job to deliver a speech to the public. No! You can also deliver a great speech, you are fearing as you haven’t tried to deliver one before. What you need to do to give a good speech at the wedding is some preparation and be aware of the subject you are going to talk about. If you are well aware of the topic you can easily give a great wedding speech – here “best man wedding speech” – and keep the interest of your audience. This article tries to help you in this regard and here are few tips that could aid one to prepare a best man wedding speech. · Prepare yourself about what you are going to say. Take your time to think about what you want others to know about the groom and the bride, and what you wish them for their future. · It is always a good idea to write it out (it is not necessary for you to carry the written point to the wedding, but writing is always appreciated as it will help you to remember and note the points once more) · Identify yourself and your relationship with the groom and bride. This is quite important as everyone will not be aware of who you are. · Speak clearly, slowly, and loud enough that everyone need to hear what you are speaking. · Start your speech by thanking the parents of groom and bride if they have paid for the event. If the groom and bride are footing the bill themselves, don’t forget to thank them for organizing such an event and inviting everyone to share the occasion. · It is also a good idea to tell a story, funny one-liner or a joke, or use an inspirational quote. · Let your guard down. It is ok to show your emotions. This is one of your good friends wedding, if not your best friends. It is even ok to cry or becoming emotional. · Keep you best man wedding speech short, to say 5 to 10 minutes. · Finally, end the speech with a message of hope and congratulate the proud groom and blushing bride. Nowadays there are several websites which offers free best man speech with good examples of wedding speeches given by a friend or a relative, and of course you will find humorous free speeches also. Most websites also offer some of the classic short wedding toasts, touching wedding toasts, and humorous wedding toasts you can find if you look around a bit.
This article describes the type of stutter speech courses which are available. In general they are designed to help people who stutter to achieve fluency. During the first couple of days of the course, this is where the stutter speech coach normally describes the techniques which are required to overcome the stutter. The first day is normally the most important day. This is the client's easy day, as the coach will do most of the talking, explaining in detail around half of the speech rules required to beat the stutter. They are likely to ask the client to talk about their history, including information about how their stutter started, about their family, about their interests, plus any other information they would like to disclose for example, where they work. The client will have at least one further speech task on this first day, which they will be asked to complete after they have heard the first set of rules. On the second day the client becomes more involved, starting to put into practice what they have learnt from the previous day. The final speech rules are taught on this day. The final three days are spent practising, enabling the rules to start becoming embedded as a natural part of the client’s speech. Some of the areas included in the courses could be: 1. Why people stutter. 2. Telephone technique. 3. Interview technique. 4. Public speaking technique. 5. The speech rules: The person who has a stutter should not worry about the contents of the stutter course. If there is an area of the course that they would rather not cover or do they simply do not normally have to do it. Each course is unique, as every stutterer is different this is why courses are usually run on a one-to-one basis. People are able to keep in contact after the course via e-mail and telephone which acts as a form of back up and continued support. For people who are unable to attend a course there is the option of purchasing a self help dvd or ebook, however people who attend a course leave with a copy of these at no extra cost.